Akin to other Hanna-Barbera-produced shows like Scooby-Doo , The Flintstones reappeared in many other series and specials throughout the decades, including two live-action theatrical movies and several spinoff series, including 20 episodes of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show , featuring the kids as teenagers. Nearly a dozen TV specials aired, including The Flintstone Kids’ “Just Say No” Special , a couple of Flintstones holiday specials, and a made-for-TV Jetsons / Flintstones mash-up. Along with all of the shows, The Flintstones launched multi-million dollar merchandising with Fruity Pebbles cereal and Flintstones vitamins . Here are 15 brontosaurus-sized facts about one of the greatest animated families of all time.
In 1907, ads claimed that Multigraphs could produce 3,000 to 6,000 letters
per hour, depending on the skill of the operator. A Multigraph used by students
is pictured in the 1911 catalog of Hesser Business College, Manchester, NH.
A Multigraph system consisted of a typesetting machine and a printer. Depending on extent of automatic, the price of a system was $200-$665 in 1915; $190-$765 in 1917; and $150-$500 in 1924.
The Roneotype, which was introduced in the . by the Roneo Co. in 1908/09, was similar to the Multigraph, and there appears to have been technical collaboration between the Roneo and Multigraph companies. According to J. S. Dorlay (pp. 34-35), "The cylinder of the [Roneotype] machine carried a detachable curved brass 'segment', grooved laterally over its entire surface to take type-faces cast with a key or shank to fit the grooves. The types were stored in the grooves of inclined gravity founts from the bottom of which they were collected in required order onto a composing fork and transferred to the segment. After use they were restored to the top of the fount. The types printed through a broad inking ribbon which covered the entire segment. Matching typewriter ribbons were supplied so that customers could fill in names and addresses, and a signature printing attachment using ink of a different colour completed the illusion of an individually typewritten letter." The Flexotype was another machine similar to the Multigraph.
Plate 37A , Roneo Distributing Fount, 1921 ad